Melissa was a young 20-something when she and husband Reuben founded what is now known as regional New Zealand’s leading and most awarded independent brand agency. Armed with both a Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Business from Massey University, Melissa found her writing, business and marketing talent paired perfectly with her knowledge, skills and empathy from education.
Hailing from ‘windy’ Wellington, and then the North Shore of Auckland, Melissa was inspired to work in the creative industry thanks to a love of art, design, and passion for writing. Now with four young children, Melissa balances raising a beautiful, happy family with Reuben her husband – while contributing to the continued success and strategic vision of a thriving, healthy business.
FAVOURITE SWEET: Whittakers chocolate or Pana chocolate
DAILY COFFEE CONSUMPTION: 0-1
FASTEST LAP TIME UP AND DOWN MOUNT: As fast as Squirrel my brother
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Seasonal colours in their natural element
FAVOURITE QUOTE: Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. ~Corinthians 13:7-8
FAVOURITE WEBSITE: Anything to do with wholefoods, health, the arts, crafts, design, business, and boutique homemade goods.
FAVOURITE BOOK: I love you now go to your room…
FAVOURITE FILM: Too many to list. But basically anything that isn’t scary!
FAVOURITE SONG OR BAND: Pixies, Violent Femmes, Angus and Julia Stone
WOODS partners with clients to develop effective brands, using design thinking,
creative and marketing strategies to continually innovate, diversify and connect with customers.